Have you noticed how Ticket Master is Satan? The price of concert tickets went up so much in the past 10 years it's more like buying a car. I mean what a waste of money! I am seeing Metallica tickets going for anywhere from $125-225, what the hell? It's not like you get to have dinner with the band or something. Sure they put on a good show but really, the quality of music is going to be better on cd. I see that Alice in Chains are going for $75. Dude, it's Alice in Chains, $75? Are you serious?
I think the last concert I went to was when I was in college. I went with my then BF the crazy Italian guy Dave. Don't ask, he was a loon. The concert was No Doubt and it was in the late 90's. Very good concert, Gwen knows how to put on a show. Still I think buying tickets back then was a trauma since we were poor college students. Don't ask me how we came up with the money because I haven't a clue. We were, however, by far the oldest people there, everyone else had to bring their parents.
Regardless this was the last concert I went to. And no, I didn't stand and dance for the whole thing like the other tweens around me. Too old for that crap. I sat and enjoyed the show on my ass thank you very much. I haven't had much of an urge to go to a show since, the combination of Ticket Master and the goons that charge $20 for parking at whatever venue the show was at has been enough to dissuade me for a lifetime.
The hubby had a friend who wanted him to go with her to Nine in Nails something like 5 years ago and he went to that. It was a small venue and I hear it was really cool because of that. Now I tell you what, a small venue is what would make it or break it for me. I don't my paying (not a lot but some) to go see a show someplace not gargantuan. Not practical for most rock bands but for country it's do-able.
This Saturday we have Billy Currington (one of my favs) coming in to town. He's going to be at The Cowboy's Dance Hall and I'm sure it's going to be a great show. Even more amazing, tickets are only $15. Of course The dance hall is in a less than stellar part of town. Plus it's a meat market, I won't go by myself. Oh and I don't have any friends that listen to country. I don't think. OK if I do I don't know about it how's that for ya? And don't ask about the hubby, he found out that I down loaded Big Green Tractor and threatened to stage an intervention. He so doesn't do country...
So I'm on a mission this week to find someone (that isn't my husband) to drag out on a Saturday night. Hey it could be worse, Friday night is the PBR there and I'm sure I couldn't get anyone to go with me to that.